Epic cover for the almighty King Crimson’s debut LP, In the Court of The Crimson King. Probably in my top 25 favorite albums, if I ever dare to make that list.
Founding(and sole remaining) member Robert Fripp had this to say of the cover by Barry Godber:

"Peter brought this painting in and the band loved it. I recently recovered the original from EG’s offices because they kept it exposed to bright light, at the risk of ruining it, so I ended up removing it. The face on the outside is the Schizoid Man, and on the inside it’s the Crimson King. If you cover the smiling face, the eyes reveal an incredible sadness. What can one add? It reflects the music.

Epic cover for the almighty King Crimson’s debut LP, In the Court of The Crimson King. Probably in my top 25 favorite albums, if I ever dare to make that list.

Founding(and sole remaining) member Robert Fripp had this to say of the cover by Barry Godber:

"Peter brought this painting in and the band loved it. I recently recovered the original from EG’s offices because they kept it exposed to bright light, at the risk of ruining it, so I ended up removing it. The face on the outside is the Schizoid Man, and on the inside it’s the Crimson King. If you cover the smiling face, the eyes reveal an incredible sadness. What can one add? It reflects the music.